Posts Tagged ‘engine’

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FPV to get a new V8… Next year…

March 10, 2009

Source: GoAuto

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) will have a more powerful V8 engine next year, but it will still be locally assembled.

With Euro IV emission controls set to come in on July 1 next year, FPV will finally retire the existing 5.4-litre Boss V8.

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Ford’s bikey secret exposed…

February 18, 2009

Source: PickUpTrucks.com

We were a bit disappointed last week when Ford revealed the new 2010 Harley-Davidson edition F-150 factory street truck. It wasn’t the looks that let us down but rather its mild powertrain – the same 320 horsepower (240kW) / 390 pounds-feet of torque (530Nm) 5.4 litre V8 that’s available in the rest of the F-150 lineup.

Image credits: PickUpTrucks.com

Image credits: PickUpTrucks.com

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4-cyl. EcoBoost engine to appear in all Ford by 2013…

February 17, 2009

Ford has made a public commitment to industry-leading fuel economy, and the most important component of that plan comes in a small but efficient package. Product Development chief Derek Kuzak told Automotive News that the Blue Oval will sport a four-cylinder option in every car and crossover by 2013.

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Ford’s new NASCAR engine…

January 24, 2009

Come halfway through this season, Ford teams in the NASCAR series will be powered by Ford’s latest racing V8 engine – internally known as the “FR9”. This new motor shares no parts with the currently run Ford 351 based engine – it’s a clean sheet design which has been in the skunkworks for 3 years now.

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Focus ST – now with more dealer-fitted grunt…

September 17, 2008

UK is so eagerly awaiting – just like the rest of us – for Ford’s latest pocket rocket – the Focus RS. Luckily for us hot hatch fans, TeamRS – the group behind the Focus RS – knows it too! That’s the reason why they have worked with renowned ROUSH British subsidary – Mountune for a time filling pocket rocket kit for the more ‘discreet’ ST (a.k.a XR5 Turbo).

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Canada passing on $80mill to FoMoCo for new facilities…

September 6, 2008

The Canadian government is handing over to FoMoCo $80 million in a 5 year deal to help secure the automaker in the future market. This money will go towards updating engine facilities at the Essex plant – which currently can only produce V8’s for SUV’s & pick ups – to be more flexible with their powertrain production – to keep up with smaller engine demand.

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Fusion GT delayed to 2012…

September 3, 2008

Motor Trend magazine has reported that the rumoured Fusion GT, which could be powered by a 250+kW EcoBoost V6 & and AWD drivetrain, has been delayed to at least 2012. This is thought to have been created to be a limited production super-Fusion special to be the ‘last hurrah’ to the current platform (before Ford USA switches over to the “EUCD” platform that currently underpins the Mondeo in the near future).

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